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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old October 25th, 2006, 14:32 Thread Starter
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Official Kenya NT Thread: Harambee Stars

FIFA suspends the Kenya Football Federation

Zurich, 25 October 2006 - The FIFA Emergency Committee yesterday (24 October 2006) decided to suspend the Kenya Football Federation (KFF), having determined that the agreements signed by the KFF in order to resolve the situation of Kenyan football have not been respected or only marginally implemented, and that fundamental principles such as the respect of sporting rules, the integrity of competitions, and FIFA's Statutes, regulations and decisions have been regularly violated or ignored by members of the Kenyan football family.
In this way, the Emergency Committee has approved the proposal made on 18 October by the FIFA Associations Committee to suspend the KFF.

The suspension, officially notified today via a letter to the KFF, will be in force until the agreements reached during the period of the KFF Normalisation Committee in 2004 as well as the 28 points agreed upon in a meeting in Cairo in January 2006 are considered as having been fully implemented.

The situation of the Kenyan Football Federation has raised concerns several times in the past, and in June 2004 it led to a suspension of the KFF and the installation of the above-mentioned Normalisation Committee. The situation was analysed again by the FIFA Associations Committee and the FIFA Executive Committee in 2005, and the KFF was informed about the possibility of another suspension being imposed if the problems in Kenyan football were not resolved.

In January 2006, an agreement was signed in Cairo between the KFF, the Kenyan Professional League (KPL), club representatives and FIFA under the auspices of the FIFA President, the CAF President and the Kenyan Minister of Sports, in which the Kenyan football family committed to several measures to improve the situation.

Noting that these agreements had not been respected and that the situation in Kenyan football had deteriorated with disagreements between the top clubs and the prospect of two parallel leagues in Kenya, the FIFA President sent a letter to the KFF on 21 September 2006 setting a final deadline of 18 October to provide urgent confirmation, not only in writing but in acts, that the KFF would fully implement the agreement signed in Cairo.

Having observed that these agreements have not been respected or only implemented to a very limited degree, the Associations Committee recommended the suspension of the KFF on 18 October.

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Second time they're suspended in less than 2 years! Kenya better get their act together.
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Football: Kenya minister rejects football panel

January 10, 2007

NAIROBI (AFP) - Kenyan Sports Minister Maina Kamanda rejected the country's football governing body ahead of next week's planned meeting with FIFA to resolve the problems facing the sport.

Kamanda said he had not recognised the Kenya Football Federation (KFF), which he had dissolved in November but was then reinstated by a court order 17 days later.

The minister added that he did not recognise KFF top officials Titus Kasuve and Mohammed Hatimy as the legitimate leaders of the embattled panel that is struggling to convince FIFA to lift a ban on Kenyan participation in international competitions.

"When was even Hatimy and Kasuve elected to be in charge of football in this country. There is no KFF, according to me I dissolved it," Kamanda told a press conference in Nairobi.

Kamanda said he was not interested in being part of a Kenyan delegation travelling to Zurich for January 15 talks with FIFA on the possible reinstatement of Kenya into international football.

"I am not prepared to go to Zurich," he said.

On October 24 FIFA indefinitely suspended the KFF, citing its failure to implement key reforms and stop government interference.
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Blatter warns Kenya once again

Fifa president Sepp Blatter has issued a fresh warning to the Kenyan government against meddling in the running of the Kenyan Football Federation (KFF).

Blatter said that the country could face sanctions during the congress of world football's governing body on 30-31 May.

"If the government doesn't stop interfering in football, the Congress will take action," warned Blatter.

"The Congress can suspend an association for a year. We're appealing to Kenya and their government: 'let the players play'."

"In Kenya, football is being held hostage by politics. The players deserve more respect," he added.

Blatter's comments come a month after he reacted with fury upon learning that a government structure was intervening in the running of the sport.

Just one month after returning to international football in March, the government announced plans to set up a 'caretaker committee' to run the KFF.

Fifa has set 31 May as the date for fresh elections in the KFF which has been involved in power struggles since being elected in December 2004.

Kenya was suspended from international football because of a failure to fulfil a 28-point agreement reached in Cairo last year and which called mainly for the scrapping of parallel bodies managing the sport.

The ban was only lifted in March after an intervention by the Confederation of African Football, which had sent two top officials to Kenya to mediate in the row.

Kenya was previously suspended in 2004.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old May 17th, 2007, 01:34
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i think their future is dark
their national team did not qualify to the acn since 92
their youth teams did not qualify to african youth comptitions
i did not hear about any famous kenyan player played in europe
their clubs are very weak like tusker and fastac
and i do not know where are gormahia & liopards
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